JOE WILKINS was born and raised north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana and lives now with his wife and son on the north Iowa prairie, where he teaches writing at Waldorf College. He is the author of the poetry chapbook Ragged Point Road (Main Street Rag 2006), and his poems, essays, and stories appear in the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, Northwest Review, the Sun, Orion, Slate, and Best New Poets, among other magazines and literary journals. His work has won Boulevard Magazine’s Emerging Poets Contest and the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers, and he is the 2009 recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center, which goes to "a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice." Joe's poetry collection Killing the Murnion Dogs will be available from Black Lawrence Press in 2011.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978-0-9828766-0-2 $14.00
"Joe Wilkins has a big, true, highway-running American voice. He remains one of my favorite young poets working today. When you see a new book of his, you should celebrate."
—Luis Alberto Urrea